La Real longs for its people. This is nothing new. In the same way that it has become extraordinarily powerful away from home, where it has obtained five of its eight league victories, its unreliability in the Anoeta Stadium is evident since the blue seats and the pressure cooker that is the Grada Aitor Zabaleta are totally empty. The txuri urdin are melancholy of noise and spending on rockets suffers. The numbers are not deceiving.
La Real have played 12 games this season, in which the results have been very good despite the latest somewhat self-destructive dynamic. But the home statistics can really be improved. In the 12 official matches between the League and the Europa League, Real has only been able to reap four wins – Getafe, Huesca, Granada and AZ Alkmaar. The baggage is completed with five draws and three defeats. The txuri urdin have not won in the league at the Amara coliseum since last November 8, when they did it 2-0 against a Granada convulsed and crushed by covid-19. It will be two months since that last home joy.
Among the top 10 in the Primera classification, it is Real, along with Sevilla, the one that has obtained the least performance from their matches in their own fiefdom: 13 points in nine games.
Covid-19 changes everything
However, this trend has been dragging on since June. La Real reached the forced break in March, caused by the damn coronavirus, like a rocket. He had achieved victory in his seven meetings prior to the general shutdown due to the state of alarm. Since the reopening of the stadium, now without fans, things have changed radically. It all began and ended with a 1-1 draw against Osasuna, with the same pattern: the Navarrese advance and a Real well neutralized by the scheme of Jagoba.
Since June, Real’s meager balance in their 18 official home games has been five wins, seven draws and six losses. Thus, since confinement he has suffered more defeats than celebrated triumphs and has only won 27.7% of his matches under the trusses. Of 54 points at stake, only 22 to the bag, 40%. It is a very poor statistic for those who aspire to raise titles this course.